aA
Lithuania's government on Tuesday earmarked 32,000 euros for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to send two additional diplomats to the Organization for Security and Cooperation's (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Eastern Ukraine where the country's governmental forces and Russian-supported separatists have been involved in clashes for over a year.
Lithuanian government to pay for 2 more diplomats in OSCE mission in Eastern Ukraine
© Reuters/Scanpix

The final decision on participation of the two additional Lithuanian diplomats in the mission is yet to be made by OSCE. The mission currently includes two Lithuanian officials.

The goal of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is to collect information and report about the security situation, incidents and violations of OSCE commitments, as well as the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Under a decision of the OSCE Permanent Council, the mission has been operating in Ukraine since late March 2014. The Lithuanian observers have been involved from the start of the mission.

According to data provided by the United Nations, the war in Eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 6,400 lives.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Remains of political prisoners in Kazakhstan to be reburied

Lithuania plans to rebury the remains of political prisoners buried at the Rudnyk Cemetery in...

Military training restrictions eased as COVID-19 situation improves

Lithuania is easing military training restrictions as the coronavirus situation in the country is...

Group of MPs propose granting asylum to Hong Kong people

A group of Lithuanian lawmakers representing different political groups in the country's parliament is...

Free movement between Poland and Baltics to be restored next week

Free movement between Poland and the Baltic states will be resumed next week, Lithuanian Prime...

7 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Thursday, Lithuania has detected 7 new coronavirus cases. Overall, there have been 1694 COVID-19...

Top news

Free movement between Poland and Baltics to be restored next week

Free movement between Poland and the Baltic states will be resumed next week, Lithuanian Prime...

Candidates list of social democrats for upcoming Seimas election approved

The presidium of the opposition Social Democratic Party of Lithuania on Thursday approved the...

airBaltic plans to resume flights to London, Dublin and Dubrovnik but has no permits yet

Latvian airline airBaltic says it plans to resume flights from Vilnius to London and Dublin in...

7 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Thursday, Lithuania has detected 7 new coronavirus cases. Overall, there have been 1694 COVID-19...

Foreign minister: EU's external borders unlikely to open until late June

The European Union 's external borders may remain closed until late June, Lithuanian Foreign...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina